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A Public Talk with Enin Suprianto @ Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Saturday, March 2, at 3 pm
At Tyler Rollins Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, 10th Floor
New York City
Join visiting Indonesian curator Enin Suprianto for a discussion of The Development of Contemporary Art in Indonesia Since 1970

Enin Supriyanto is an independent curator living and working in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since 1994, he has been curating exhibitions and contributing essays for various publications in Indonesia and abroad. Currently visiting the United States to curate Agus Suwage’s exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, CYCLE No. 2, Supriyanto will present his only public program in New York City at Tyler Rollins Fine Art at 3 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013. He will focus on tracing the development of contemporary art practices in Indonesia since the 1970s, situating them within regional and global contexts. The talk will conclude with a brief discussion of Agus Suwage’s creative progress and development, featuring a Q&A with the artist. A reception will follow.

Enin Supriyanto has worked together with Agus Suwage on many projects and is the editor of Suwage’s 670-page monograph, Still Crazy After All These Years (2009). Supriyanto is also Project Officer of the Equator International Symposium, a parallel event of the upcoming Biennale Jogja XII (November 16, 2013 – January 6, 2014).

529 West 20 Street, 10W New York, NY 10011 +1 212 229 9100

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January 10, 2013: Jimmy Ong – ELO PROGO Exhibition Opening @ Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to welcome back Jimmy Ong for his second solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled Elo Progo, taking place from January 10 – February 23, 2013. One of Singapore’s preeminent contemporary artists, Ong has been noted for his large-scale, figurative charcoal works on paper since his first solo exhibitions in the 1980s. His early, pioneering work focused on sexual identity and gender roles, often within the context of the traditional Chinese family. Now a US resident, Ong has, over the past twenty-five years, explored the ways in which multiple identities and perspectives – whether sexual, ethnic, national, or even generational – can coexist within the individual. His deeply personal works have taken inspiration from a stark analysis of his own experience, and indeed of his own physical form, an ongoing process of what he calls “creative self therapy.” In recent years, he has investigated issues relating to marital roles, informed in part by his experience as a spouse in a gay marriage. His inquiry has gradually broadened from the personal to the plural and has incorporated gender archetypes as conveyed through mythology and spiritual traditions. His seminal exhibition, Sitayana, exhibited at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in 2010 and subsequently acquired by the National Art Gallery of Singapore, marked the first major public exhibition of this new focus, with its feminist re-imagining of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, a work which continues to play a vibrant role throughout Southeast Asia, acting as an endless source of inspiration for the region’s folk and popular cultures. Ong used the Ramayana as a point of departure in creating new narratives that were informed by his sensitivity to the way gender roles play out in contemporary relationships.
In 2012, Ong’s investigation of the contemporary resonance of ancient myths led him to a series of projects in Yogyakarta, one of the major artistic centers in Java, Indonesia, where he began documentary research into gender roles as reflected in folklore as well as contemporary society, the latter specifically relating to the local transgender community. His current exhibition, Elo Progo, takes its name and inspiration from the confluence of the Elo and Progo rivers – one said to be male, the other female – located in the Kedu Plain near Borobudur, one of Java’s sacred places. Ong was captivated by this local myth as well as the traditional Javanese practice of meditation in water. The Elo Progo exhibition centers on Ong’s first public showing of video works, which were inspired by the rituals of water meditation and informed by themes of gender fluidity and mythic transformation. The exhibition also includes a new body of works on paper, done in richly colored gouache, that appropriate a type of Chinese splash ink brushwork in mirrored patterns created by the repetitive folding of the paper along an axis. Through a circular and meditative process of drawing, transferring, and redrawing, which echoes the cyclical, ritualistic time of the videos, Ong has created a vivid series of works that features a recurring, androgynous figure. In various degrees of abstraction, the figure is shown twice in each work, in a mirroring of form that reflects Ong’s ongoing interest in ideas relating to duality, the gender binarism, and the fluidity and transformation of identity.
EXHIBITION DATES:    January 10 – February 23, 2012 GALLERY HOURS:    Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 am – 6 pm

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Jiha Moon Exhibition – James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

Jiha Moon: Stars Down to Earth

Wed, Sept 5th, 5:30pm: Artist Talk & Exhibition Reception

Join artist Jiha Moon for a walk-through of her current exhibition at the James Gallery, followed by a reception. In large- and small-scale paintings, drawings, and prints, Moon shares bits of culturally specific popular imagery amidst fields of exuberant abstraction. Often executed with unconventional materials including collages of embroidery, silk, and mylar, or traditional handmade Mulberry paper, her investigation of line is fluid and complex.

Cultural and Racial Legibility in Contemporary Abstraction

Thu, Sept 20th, 6:30pm: Panel

How are artists today addressing visual constructions of culture and race in ways that re-work the boundaries of abstraction, text, and figuration? What role in particular does the integration of abstraction with images from popular culture play in this process, and how does recognition, or on the other hand, misunderstanding of cultural icons operate in the current flow of information across the globe? Join the curator of the James Gallery, Katherine Carl, and a group of internationally distinguished artists, Lisa Corinne Davis, Hunter College, Jiha Moon and Odili Donald Odita, Tyler School of Art, as they consider these intriguing questions in relation to their own work and to that of others.

Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. The building and the venues are fully accessible. For more information please visit or call 212.817.2005 or e-mail


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Tiffany Chung, Tomorrow Isn’t here – Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Press Release for Exhibition:


Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 6 from 6-8 PM

We are pleased to welcome back Tiffany Chung for her third solo exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Chung is one of the most prominent and internationally active artists based in Vietnam. She is
participating in an impressive array of exhibitions this year, including: Six Lines of Flight at the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art (September 15 – December 31, 2012); The Map as Art at the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri (September 14, 2012 – April 21, 2013); There Can
Be No Better World, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde,
Manila, Philippines (through August 18, 2012); Facing West/Looking East, Oceanside Museum of Art,
Oceanside, California (August 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013); Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia
(December 8, 2012 – April 14, 2013); and the Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan.

Chung’s upcoming exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, TOMORROW ISN’T HERE , is part of a new series
of multimedia works called The Galápagos Project, which derives from her research on various
processes of transformation in towns and cities in several post-industrial countries. The series explores
deindustrialization, demographic changes, global economic crises, natural disasters, extreme climate
impact and human destruction. The exhibition references the Great Plains and Dust Bowl of the 1930s
to epitomize the decline of an extensive flatland region due to natural disaster and human destruction.
With the misuse of land, inappropriate agricultural practices, and extreme climate impact, the severe
dust storms of the 1930s destroyed 25 million hectares of land and caused hundreds of thousands of
people in the Great Plains to migrate West during the Great Depression. TOMORROW ISN’T HERE
comprises a series of embroidered climate charts, works on paper, a sculptural installation, and video

In addition to her many projects this year, Chung has participated in numerous museum exhibitions
and biennials around the world, including: the Singapore Biennale (2011); Roving Eye, Sorlandets
Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011); Fukagawa Shokudo (Fukagawa Dining Room), Tokyo, Japan (2011);
Atopia: Art and City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Conteporània de Barcelona, Spain (2010);
The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia (2010); the Incheon International Women
Artists’ Biennale, Korea (2009); transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San
Francisco, USA (2008) and the Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea (2007); Strategies from Within, KE Center
for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China; and the Fukuoka Triennale, Japan (2005).

Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 20, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM (starting September 6)

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Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives, an international conference

Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives, an international conference, October 14-15, 2011, at Columbia University

Please visit our conference website ( for schedule and registration details (registration required; no registration fee).

Sponsored by the Engendering Archives Project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, this conference is convened on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. In a series of presentations and conversations, an international group of artists, writers, activists and individuals directly affected by urban injury will imagine creative modes of reinvention in response to urban disaster.  Together our participants ask, what are the effects of catastrophe on cities, their inhabitants, and the larger world?  How can we address the politics of terror with which states react to their vulnerability? What enduring wounds does catastrophe leave on urban life, and how can they be mobilized and transformed in the aftermath of injury to enable the imagination of new modes of social life and to thwart impending forms of social death?  Participants include:

Ariella Azoulay

Nina Bernstein

Teddy Cruz

Ann Jones 

Dinh Q. Lê

Anne McClintock

Shirin Neshat 

Walid Ra’ad

Saskia Sassen

Karen Till

Clive van den Berg 

Eyal Weizman

Narrators from the 9/11 Oral History Project

The conference will also feature a lecture-performance by Mapa Teatro from Bogota, Colombia entitled “Testimony to the Ruins” on the Friday evening, as well as a coordinated exhibition, “Encounters in the Aftermath: Works by Lorie Novak,” which will be open throughout and over the week following the conference.

Moderators include Gerry Albarelli, Carol Becker, Hazel V. Carby, Mary Marshall Clark, Saidiya Hartman, Rosalind Morris, Diana Taylor, and Mabel Wilson.  Tina Campt, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, and Laura Wexler are co-organizers of the conference.

The conference is being sponsored by The Columbia University Engendering Archives Project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference.  It is being co-sponsored by the Columbia University President’s Office, Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Oral History Research Office, Friends of Columbia University Libraries, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Society of Fellows, Dart Center, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Yale University Public Humanities Program.

We hope that you will be able to attend.  Please contact Kate Trebuss <> with any questions.

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Kearny Street Workshop Call for Entry

National Juried Exhibition
Presented by ArtSpan and Kearny Street Workshop

Where are you from? Where are you going? The theme “neither here nor there” calls for work exploring conditions caught between two locations and/or two states of being. This show touches upon notions of transnationalism, cultural fluidity, hybrid selves and spaces. That is to say, where we are now.
Emily Sano, Larry Ellison Private Collection Curator / Former Asian Art Museum Director
John Zarobell, SFMOMA Assistant Curator
Accepted Mediums:
All 2-D mediums (painting, drawing, mixed media, etc.), photography, installation, sculpture. Sorry, no videos.
How to Submit:
Artists must submit online by June 15, 2011.
Exhibition Dates and Location:
August 4-20, 2011 at ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco
For eligibilty and guidelines, please see our call for art.

About the Presenting Partners
ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the longest-standing Asian American arts organization in the nation. Our mission is to produce, present, and promote art that empowers Asian American artists and communities.
1246 Folsom St. | San Francisco, CA 94103 US

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Book Release – Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East

Chiang Yee (1903-1977)
Artist, Writer, and Poet
Author of twelve Silent Traveller books
Former Professor Emeritus at Columbia University

Chiang Yee Art Exhibition

April 26-30, 9 am – 6 pm

Book Release

Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East
Arthur C. Danto, Columbia University
Da Zheng, Suffolk University
April 27, Tues., 2 pm
followed by reception

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Free and Open to the Public

For more information, please contact
Gene Mei: 917-577-1133
Phil Ma: 860-627-7788
Roy Leu: 718-886-7770 x 101

Organized by the Chinese Cultural Art Association
Sponsored by Chien-fei Chiang and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York

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